Welcome Visiting International Students

The UCI Summer Session team is here for you! We will keep you updated and informed with important announcements, campus and area resources, and planned events and activities throughout the summer. We want to make sure you receive important Summer Session news and information, so please follow our blog or connect with us in any of the ways listed here. We look forward to welcoming you and wish you a fantastic time in beautiful Southern California and at UCI this summer. Join us!

Sunset Hike Photos!

We hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful sunset hike at Crystal Cove State Park, one of Southern California’s most best-kept nature secrets.

We always welcome student photos, so if you enjoy photography and would like to share your photos from future events, keep an eye out for our blog posts. We’ll announce when we are looking for student photos!

The Los Angeles Rams Are Coming to UCI!

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The Los Angeles Rams are back for their second consecutive year of training camp at UCI!

They will be here from July 29th to August 17th. Their practices will be open to the public, so take a look at their practice schedule at UCI Crawford Field.

Wonder what it takes to house and feed 200 team and staff members? You might be surprised! Visit the website to find out fun facts and more information about the LA Rams training camp!

#myUCIsummer Instagram Photo Contest: Session I Week 4 (July 17th – July 23rd)

Instagram Photo Contest (Wk4)

Enter for a chance to win a $20 Amazon gift card!

This week’s #myUCIsummer Instagram photo contest theme is “Shadows of the Summer”. Showcase the art you create using the power of the sun!

  • Snap a photo that showcases this week’s theme.
  • Post it on Instagram, and tag it with the hashtag #myUCIsummer (make sure your profile is public).
  • *UPDATED RULE* Summer Session staff will select the winning photo that best meets this week’s theme, and the student who submitted it will win a $20 Amazon gift card.
  • Photo entries for this week’s theme are due by Sunday, July 23rd. The winner will be contacted via Instagram.

INSIDE UCI: “Throwing Things,” Jami Bartlett, Associate Professor, Department of English, School of Humanities

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Today’s INSIDE UCI event is from 11am to 12pm at Steinhaus Hall 128. As a reminder, an RSVP is REQUIRED through EEE.
Note: This event is listed as “Shaking Up Humanities” on the EEE sign-up form.

Meet Dr. Jami Bartlett, an Associate Professor in the Department of English here at UC Irvine.

Jami’s first book, on the descriptions of objects that are thrown, pointed at, imagined, and misplaced in novels, has been described as “scintillatingly weird,” and in this talk, she will explain how amateur curiosity led her to discover some new interconnections between literature, philosophy, and science.

Jami began college in Florida knowing exactly what she wanted to be: not only did she want to be a professor, but a professor of literature; not all literature, just English literature; not all English literature, just nineteenth-century English literature, and that is exactly what she currently does. And yet, her research detaches itself from many current conversations in the field of nineteenth-century studies, not by ignoring its literature, but by paying attention to the language that makes it literature, specifically, the grammatical structure of the descriptions that we use to write—and think—about objects.

Much of our understanding the world is contained in the order and position of words, and looking more closely at what philosophers, scientists, and novelists have to say about the craft of making meaning in language tells us not only how we encounter our world, but how we perceive it, imagine it, and change it.

Reminder: Las Vegas Trip This Weekend!

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We hope you are excited for the upcoming Las Vegas trip this weekend, as it will be an experience to remember!

You will get to enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Strip, the Fremont Street Laser Light Show, and the many casinos and night clubs that the Las Vegas strip has to offer. On the way back to Irvine, you will get the chance to shop at the Vegas Factory Outlets!

This trip includes transportation, a professional tour guide, sightseeing tours, and a 2-night stay at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino on the Strip. Keep an eye out for more details from the Activities Office!


If you enjoy photography and would like to share some of your photos from this trip with our office, please send your top 3 photos to internationalsummer@uci.edu by next Tuesday at 8am. We might feature your photo on our blog!

Spaces Available for Upcoming Events!

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Don’t have any plans this weekend? Well, you’re in luck, as we still have lots of spaces available for our upcoming events! Check them out!

Orange County Fair
When: Saturday, July 22nd (1:30pm-9:30pm)
Cost: $20 (includes admission and transportation)

Disneyland or California Adventure
When: Saturday, July 22nd (8:30am-12:00am)
Cost: $140 (includes one park admission and transportation)

Hike UCI to Back Bay
When: Sunday, July 23rd (9am-2pm)
Cost: $5

Sign up at the Student Life and Activities Office (building #238 on campus map)! Hope to see you there!

Reminder: Two Question Survey For a Chance to Win!

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How did you hear about our visiting international program? Do you have 30 seconds to spare?

All you need to do is take this quick, two-question survey to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. The survey will close tomorrow on Friday, July 21st, so don’t forget to submit your responses if you haven’t already!

Surfing and Universal Studios Photos!

We hope everyone had a great time exploring Universal Studios and learning how to surf! What a great way to spend the summer here in Southern California!

We always welcome student photos, so if you enjoy photography and would like to share your photos from future events, keep an eye out for our blog posts. We’ll announce when we are looking for student photos!

Chill at the Anthill Today: Last Chance This Summer!

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The Anthill Pub & Grille’s last day will be Wednesday, July 26th and will reopen under new management in September 2017. Because of this change, today will be the last Chill at the Anthill event of Summer 2017.

We hope to see you there to help celebrate the special role that the Anthill Pub & Grille has played at UCI!

 After visiting the Anthill, come join us at the Night Market.

Join Us TODAY for Summer Session’s Second Annual Night Market!


This is a reminder that the Night Market will be today from 5pm to 8pm at the Upper Social Sciences Plaza!

Enjoy delicious food sold by UCI student clubs & organizations:

  • Cambodian Awareness Organization: beef sticks with rice
  • Circle K: Pina Loca (Mexican Fruit Cups)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers: vanilla ice cream w/ churros
  • Sigma Pi Alpha Sorority: aguas frescas and elotes
  • Delta Delta Sigma, Pre-Dental Fraternity: strawberry/cucumber mint lemonade

Come out and play fun games including a watermelon eating contest! Come cheer on your mentors as they compete in a lip sync battle, and show off your own lip sync skills and dance moves for the open mic portion! There will also be a photobooth (free Polaroids for the first 50 people) and opportunities to win cool prizes. Also, be sure to participate in our opportunity drawing, where you will get the chance to win:

*A Night Out for 2: Two Regal Entertainment tickets and two $50 Luna Grill gift cards
* The Hill Swag Bag: Stance socks, portable charger, magic wallet, and more
* 4 Free Chipotle Meals: Burritos, Bowls, Salads, or Orders of Tacos (includes chips & guac and fountain drinks)
* Summer Session Fanny Pack

Visit the Facebook event page for more information and click “Going” to receive updates. If you want a sneak peek of what to expect, check out this video!

Everyone is invited to attend! We hope to see you there!